Amazing Story Of A Woman Who Lost 42 Kilos In Just 10 Months

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The Mail Online has a wonderful story by Lauren Grounsell about a strong-willed woman who lost an amazing 42 kilograms in only ten months!

Harshi Suraweera is a 29-year-old nurse who lives in Melbourne. She used to be overweight and unfit, easily eating two large pizzas and a litre of Coke in a day. But when she saw a picture of herself on Facebook, Harshi decided she needed to take control of her lifestyle.

She started dieting by eating more salads and cutting out all the junk food she used to eat. Then Harshi started going to the gym. She would do between two and three hours of cardio every day! She says it was really hard at first, but she noticed a change in her body after three weeks and pressed on. She managed to lose a whopping 42 kilograms in ten months! Now she’s focusing on strength training to tone her body.

Before and after: Harshi Suraweera lost a total of 43 kilograms to go from 107 kilos (left) to 64 kilos (right)
Before and after: Harshi Suraweera lost a total of 43 kilograms to go from 107 kilos (left) to 64 kilos (right)

“My first step to changing my lifestyle started with a certain photo on Facebook,” she wrote on her blog.

“A friend uploaded a group photo, and I got a lot of negative comments about the way I looked.”

“I was devastated and depressed. But I decided to take the first step to changing my body from that day onwards.”

Transforming her life: The 29-year-old, who lives in Melbourne, decided to make a change after people commented negatively on a photo of her on Facebook
Transforming her life: The 29-year-old, who lives in Melbourne, decided to make a change after people commented negatively on a photo of her on Facebook
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Determination: She lost 42 kilos in the first 10 months by doing between two and three hours of cardio a day and changing her diet

She adds:

“It was really difficult. I would always go the gym really late, because at that time it was quiet, and I would go to the corner and do my cardio.”

“I used to eat a lot of rice and curry, junk food, pizza, I would easily eat two pizzas and a litre of Coke a day.”

“I was addicted to food, it was not normal.”

‘I used to eat a lot of rice and curry, junk food, pizza, I would easily eat two pizzas and a litre of coke a day,’ she said
‘I used to eat a lot of rice and curry, junk food, pizza, I would easily eat two pizzas and a litre of coke a day,’ she said
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Transformation: Ms Suraweera said after she lost the weight even her mother couldn’t recognise her at first

Ms. Suraweera changed her diet to consist of salads and protein, and said the most important part of any weight loss journey was diet:

“Avoid all sugars and processed foods.”

Inspiring others: The 29-year-old shared her progress on Instagram where she has more than 70,000 followers
Inspiring others: The 29-year-old shared her progress on Instagram where she has more than 70,000 followers

Although a lot of people are supportive, others strongly criticize her by saying she doesn’t look like the same person in both photos:

“That’s true people can’t recognise me, even my mum couldn’t recognise me,” she said.

Tough critics: Ms Suraweera said her healthy diet also changed the tone of her skin, and some people accused her of faking her before-and-after photos
Tough critics: Ms Suraweera said her healthy diet also changed the tone of her skin, and some people accused her of faking her before-and-after photos

Losing weight has also changed the way people view her:

“The ugly truth is that people approach me more often than when I was overweight,” she said.

“People are more friendly towards me.”

“While it has changed my whole life I think it is a good change. It has mainly changed my outlook, but it didn’t change who I was on the inside.”

Read More: ‘I would easily eat two pizzas and a litre of Coke a day’: Woman’s incredible transformation after losing 42 KILOS in just 10 months